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StevenGuthmiller

1960 Chrysler Imperial. 12/4, Finished!!

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Steve this is going to be a great looking match with the car body. 

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How do you do the scripts?

 Am going to follow this one

 

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6 minutes ago, Super28 said:

How do you do the scripts?

 

I'd like to know that myself. My coffeine induced shaky hands would never allow such precise work.

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Really looking good here Steve

Are the seat inserts decals?,..and, do you use a drop of Clear on your instrument faces?

Cheers

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3 hours ago, Super28 said:

How do you do the scripts?

 Am going to follow this one

 

 

3 hours ago, Roadrunner said:

I'd like to know that myself. My coffeine induced shaky hands would never allow such precise work.

The same technique that I have used for years.

It's sometimes referred to as the "foil under paint" technique, and it really doesn't require any particularly precise skill.

There are several different ways of doing it, but the one that I have settled on that works best for me is to apply foil to the scripts just before the final coat or two of color.

Apply the foil to the script cutting as close to the script as possible.

Then you apply your final one or two coats of color.

Then you simply dip a conical swab or sharpened tooth pick in lacquer thinner & carefully clean the paint from the foiled script.

Once finished, you can clear coat over everything if you wish.

 

Steve 

 

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2 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

Really looking good here Steve

Are the seat inserts decals?,..and, do you use a drop of Clear on your instrument faces?

Cheers

Yes Bruce, in this case the seat pattern is a decal from "Scale Motorsport" called "Boomerang Pattern".

I use a drop of "Laser Bond" glue for my gauge faces.

It gives more depth than clear paint.

 

Steve

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I'm finally getting very close to finishing this one.

Mostly just a few details left before assembly.

Shouldn't really have any problems wrapping it up in the next few days.

Not a lot new to show, but I have been working on some small details.

I put together this mirror by removing the mirror from the base of one of those ugly square mirrors that came with these AMT annuals, and replacing it with a round mirror that I cast from epoxy, then covered the whole thing in Molotow chrome.

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And I think I have the antennas down pretty good now.

I don't think I spent much longer than five minutes making this one.

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Steve

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I just caught up on this build Steve, and she is a true beauty!!

      David S.

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Fantastic, Steve!

beautiful foil work and the interior is superb. I have a sheet of those seat pattern decals. Seeing how good they look, makes me want to use them on my next 50's build.

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There it goes guys!

On it's way to "Under Glass"! :)

 

 

Steve

 

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